What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

New Program: Get ready for kindergarten

Newtown residents who are 4-5 years old are eligible to register for a new series of story times that meets on Thursday at 2 p.m. January 10-February 28.  Children will practice early literacy, social and fine motor skills in this pre-kindergarten series. Register at the children's circulation desk now through January 2.

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Register for pre-school story times: December 3-January 2, 2019

Registration forms are currently available at the children's circulation desk for the next series of story times. Newtown residents who are at least 3 years old on or before January 7, are eligible to register for one of three options:  Monday at 10 a.m, Tuesday at 10 a.m. or Wednesday at 2 p.m. For more information call the children's department:  203-426-3851.

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Springfield Confidential

Sunday, January 20th at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room. Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss—who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989—shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family ever. Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow; dishes on what it’s like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week; and tells what Reiss learned ...

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Science Saturday: Gr. K-2

Meets Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 pm. in the library meeting room.  Gayna Swart, MS will lead informative, fun and interactive programs designed to expose children to the most fascinating aspects of science. Every month children will focus on a new topic:  9/15:  Weather Forecasting, 10/6: What's in Your Mud Pie?, 11/10:  Light and Shadows, 12/19:  cooking up Science.   Register online.

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Kids Cooking Classes for ages 7-10

Meets Saturday, October 20, November 17 and December 15  from  3:00-4:15  pm in the library meeting room.  Participants will bring home all of the dishes they make. A $5 ingredient fee is due on the day of the program.  Register online for each class you plan to attend. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

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Sew a Stocking with Jeannine POSTPONED

Tuesday, December 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the CHB Makers Corner. No experience needed. Jeannine will teach you to make a holiday stocking. Adults and teens. Please register.

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Autism Awareness Film & Discussion Series

  We'll be showing a series of documentaries every other month on the first Thursday, with time afterward for discussion. As the date approaches we will post the movie.        

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Improv with innerAct

  Monday, December 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Have you ever had an interest in becoming a comedian? Much like the popular television show 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' students will learn how to think on their feet and nail their comedic timing. The teaching artist will help students find their improv creativity by developing non-scripted scenes by funny and interesting characters. For Grades 6-12. Registration required.  

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Prabha Makayee will be meditating every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Gathering Room. Anyone is welcome to ask her how or to join in. All are welcome. Note: Prabha will be away December 20th through January 3rd.

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker in the children's story hour room,  Thursday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30 pm.  Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown.  Now that he is a certified therapy dog, Tucker is ready for his new adventure as a reading buddy for children. Please indicate your time ...

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




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